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Martin Skrtel and Daniel Sturridge
Martin Skrtel and Daniel Sturridge [Reuters]

Liverpool and Everton battle it out in the Premier League as they go head-to-head in the second Merseyside Derby of the season at Anfield on Tuesday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sports 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD on Wednesday at 10:35pm GMT.


The first Merseyside derby in the league this season ended in a mouth-watering 3-3 draw at Goodison Park in November. Philippe Coutinho gave the visitors the lead within five minutes, only for Kevin Mirallas to equalise three minutes later.

Luis Suarez curled a brilliant free-kick to give Liverpool the lead again in the 19th minute. The score remained 1-2 till the 71st minute but Romelu Lukaku scored a brace in the next 10 minutes to swing the game towards the home side. Daniel Sturridge who had come off the bench, headed home Steven Gerrard's free-kick to ensure the Reds leave Goodison Park with a point.

In their previous fixture, Liverpool qualified into fifth round of the FA Cup beating Bournemouth at the Dean Court Ground. The Reds are currently fourth in the league table with 43 points from 22 matches, eight behind leaders Arsenal and are unbeaten in the last five games in all competitions.

Meanwhile, Everton are tailing their neighbours just by a point (42) and are placed sixth in the table. The Toffees are high on confidence and are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions, winning four.

Leighton Baines
Leighton Baines [Reuters]

Roberto Martinez's side comfortably brushed aside Stevenage in the FA Cup fourth round at the Lamex Stadium. Steven Naismith scored a brace in the first-half while John Heitinga and Magaye Gueye netted in the second-half to ensure a 4-0 victory for the visitors.

A win for the Spaniard's team will ensure they leapfrog their neighbours in to the third spot by the end of day while three points for Liverpool could keep them in pace with the league leaders should they be victorious against Southampton in their league fixture.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "It's going to be a tough game - two teams that have been up there. We've been in that top four more or less all of the season. We aim to stay there and, in order to do that, you've got to win as many of your home games as possible. I just want the three points for the supporters and the players. It's bragging rights for the locals. We're at home and we're confident when we play at home."

Roberto Martinez: "Normally in derbies you have got a team that has got a bigger need than the other to win for whatever reason. Now it is not the case because we are going into a Merseyside derby where there are two teams with a similar amount of points, both having good moments in the season and both still in the FA Cup. That's the only focus that matters to me - to go to Anfield and be ourselves and give everything that we have to get a positive result."

Team Form

Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Bournemouth 0-2 Liverpool


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W D
  • Last Result: Stevenage 0-4 Everton

Team News


  • Injured: Daniel Agger (calf), Sebastian Coates (knee), Jose Enrique (knee), Mamadou Sakho (hamstring), Lucas Leiva (knee), Glen Johnson (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Joe Allen (groin)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Mignolet; Kelly, Toure, Skrtel, Cissokho; Sterling, Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho; Suarez, Sturridge


  • Injured: Phil Jagielka (knock), Bryan Oviedo (broken leg), Gerard Deulofeu (hamstring), Darron Gibson (knee), Arouna Kone (knee), Ross Barkley (foot)
  • Doubtful: Steven Pienaar (groin), Seamus Coleman (hamstring), Sylvain Distin (knock), Antolin Alcaraz (muscle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Howard; Hibbert, Stones, Heitinga, Baines; Mirallas, McCarthy, Osman, Barry, Gueye; Lukaku